Project Announcement: High Speed Metal 3D Printing for Improved Sustainment – Phase II

The U.S. Marine Corps is partnering with industry and academia to assess the capability of specific commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) metal 3D printing technology to support maintenance and sustainment requirements with reliable, repeatable, and timely repair parts. For more information about this initiative, contact Marc Sharp at marc.sharp@ncms.org or call 734-995-7051.  We encourage the participation of […]

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Project Announcement: Digital Manufacturing Integration for Supply Chain – Phase III

The U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Special Operations Forces Veterans are partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phased CTMA initiative to assess the capability of an innovative modular design environment using digital manufacturing and additive manufacturing to support requirements in an enterprise setting for worldwide deployment with the Next Generation Combat Vehicle […]

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Project Announcement: Optimization of Exhaust Seal Material to Improve Maintenance and Emissions

The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to leverage new commercial materials and optimization processes to design a new engine exhaust seal that is more reliable and less susceptible to the extreme environmental conditions in which they must operate. The primary materials tested will consist of non-asbestos composites integrated with stainless-steel reinforcement. To […]

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Project Announcement: Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) Process Enhancements for Maintenance and Sustainment

The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to investigate substrate effect on corrosion resistance as part of the chemical agent resistant coating system on Army ground vehicle systems. This provides the opportunity to update CARC topcoat formulations to make them compatible with other coating layers across multiple substrates. The work will enhance processes […]

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Project Announcement: Advanced Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEA) for Fuel Cells

The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to prototype high-temperature Polymer-Inorganic Composite (PIC) proton-exchange membranes and related nanostructured electrodes for improving the electrochemical performance and durability of hydrogen fuel cells for ground vehicles to withstand harsher environments and mission requirements while improving sustainability. To learn more about this initiative, contact John Keippala at […]

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